TELLURIDE, Colorado (October 5, 2016) – The annual SKI Magazine rankings have been released, and Telluride leads the top of three categories for western resorts. In addition to being ranked #1 for scenery and character for the second consecutive year, Telluride was also ranked #1 in overall satisfaction in the west.

According to SKI Magazine, readers can’t get enough of the “unparalleled beauty” and time and time again, visitors call Telluride the “best place” they’ve ever skied. With a quaint, historic Main Street in the town of Telluride and the more modern Mountain Village set up and over the ridge all surrounded by the 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains, it’s easy to see why Telluride is consistently ranked one of the top resorts in North America.

Telluride is the perfect North American ski town. Surrounded by jagged peaks and with terrain and amenities for everyone, it’s a resort that welcomes people back year after year. This season, the free pedestrian gondola that connects the Town of Telluride with Mountain Village celebrates its 20th anniversary. This quintessential mode of transportation only adds to the character as you ride to and from the resort with visitors, locals, commuters and more. With increased flight options from hubs such as Dallas/Ft Worth, New York, Phoenix and more into Montrose-Telluride airport (MTJ), and the return of commercial service to Telluride Regional Airport (TEX) on United partner Great Lakes Airlines, it’s a perfect year to visit Telluride.

Telluride Ski Resort opens for the winter season on November 24, 2016 and closes on April 2, 2017. To book your trip, visit